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- n. A variety of wheat from which starch is produced.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety of wheat from which starch is produced; -- called also French rice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The seeds of a grass, Triticum dicoccum, resembling spelt, but bearing only two grains in the head, cultivated in Switzerland for the manufacture of starch.
German Amelkorn: compare Middle High German amel, amer, spelt, and Latin amylum starch, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)